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Chris Paul injury update: Clippers PG will play vs. Memphis

Los Angeles Clippers superstar Chris Paul will play in Monday night’s game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies as he recovers from a right knee injury, according to the Los Angeles Times

The Clips’ floor general, who won Western Conference Player of the Month award in December, suffered the injury during Saturday night’s 104-101 loss to the Orlando Magic at Staples Center when he bumped knees with J.J. Redick in the fourth quarter. After writhing in pain for some time, he was able to get through the remainder of the game. 

He spoke to reporters after the game and said the injury was fine, but that he was concerned immediately following the collision. 

Paul has been a major part of the Clippers’ resurgence since joining the team in the 2011-12 season. This year, he’s averaged 16.8 points, 9.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per contest. The 27-year-old has led the Clippers to a 28-9 record, good enough for second place in the Western Conference. During the Clippers’ franchise record 17-game win streak, he came up big down the stretch of several key games. 

The Clippers will tipoff against the Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m. PT on Monday. 

 

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